It's amazing to believe that this time last year we couldn't conceptualize being pregnant. Yet, here we are 15 weeks along in our pregnancy. Unbelievable.
Sometime in March we will be going back to India for the birth of our baby. Dr. Patel had mentioned when we were in India that parents who were there for the birth of their child would sometimes do a cycle to conceive another child. We found it intriguing but wanted to cross the hurdle of actually getting pregnant before we forged ahead for another baby.
On the one hand it would be convenient. We would already be there, and we would know what to expect. Also, the longer we wait, the older I get, which is not a great thing in terms of our chances of being successful again. On the other hand if we were successful on our second attempt, we would have to travel back to India with an infant to pick up our baby. Also, our babies would be traditional Irish twins, nine months apart. That could be a lot for us to handle. The thought of having one infant, nevermind two (or even three, as twins are not exactly rare with IVF), is daunting enough right now.
We briefly talked about trying for another baby when we go back to India this morning. We're both pretty torn. We're extremely grateful to have a baby on the way. We realize that we don't have the luxury of being spontaneous about having a second child, so I think we owe it to ourselves to at least consider this as a viable option. Who knows? Maybe we're just getting ahead of ourselves. What would you do? Let us know by answering our poll question.